'Archiving' as a lawful purpose for processing

Processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes, shall be subject to appropriate safeguards, in accordance with this Regulation, for the rights and freedoms of the data subject.

Those safeguards shall ensure that technical and organisational measures are in place in particular in order to ensure respect for the principle of data minimisation.

The further processing of personal data for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes is to be carried out when the controller has assessed the feasibility to fulfill those purposes by processing data which do not permit or no longer permit the identification of data subjects, provided that appropriate safeguards exist (such as, for instance, pseudonymisation of the data).

Derogating from the prohibition on processing special categories of personal data may be made for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes.

A data subject should have the right to have personal data concerning him or her rectified and a ‘right to be forgotten'. However, the further retention of the personal data should be lawful where it is necessary for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes.


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Compliance Technology Solutions B.V. 2018

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